Football enthusiasts have got used to which teams are most expensive, but the most overwhelming part of the data surrounding the world’s top ten most valuable soccer teams is not their ranking, rather, it’s the sudden increase of value and revenues of the world’s premier clubs over the last year. Let us have a quick look through the list of top ten most valuable soccer teams of 2012.
List of Top 10 Most Valuable Soccer Teams
- Manchester United
- Real Madrid
- Bayern Munich
- AC Milan
- Schalke 04
Top Ten Most Valuable Soccer Teams of 2012
1. Manchester United
With the current value of $2235 million, Manchester United is not only the most valuable soccer team but also the most valuable sports team of 2012. The Red Devils have won 16 English league championships, 11 FA cups, 4 league cups and a record of 19 FA community shields.
2. Real Madrid
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, commonly known as Real Madrid is a Madrid based professional football team. With a present value of $1877 million, it is the next most valuable football team of 2012 and has till yet won 32 La Liga and 9 European Cups.
Futbol Club Barcelona also known as Barcelona is a soccer team founded in 1988. With 21 La Liga, 26 Copa del Rey, 10 Supercopa de Espana, 3 Copa Eva Duarte and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies, the is at present valued at $1307 million.
The English Premier League football club, Arsenal is valued at $1292 million according to 2012 reports. Founded in 1886 in Woolwich, the club has won 5 League Championship titles and 3 FA cups.
5. Bayern Munich
The most successful football team from Germany with 22 national titles and 15 cups, Bayern Munich is also one among the most valuable soccer teams of 2012 with its present worth of $1235 million.
6. AC Milan
Associazione Calcio Milan or simply Milan is a Milan based Italian football team and plays their home games at San Siro. One of the most powerful world soccer team in regards to international trophies, its current value is $989 million and has four world titles along with many other prizes.
With the major success in 1955, Chelsea has won a number of cups and championships since then. Founded in 1905, the English football club has been considered as one of the most valuable soccer teams of 2012 with its present value of $761 million.
Based in Liverpool, the English professional football club, Liverpool is rated $619 million on today’s date. The club has also earned 18 League titles, 7 FA cups and 8 League Cups.
Juventus are historically the most successful club in Italian football and one of the most laureated and important globally with a record of 28 League titles, 9 Italian cups and 5 National super cups. Not only are these, the team also the ninth most valuable soccer teams with an ongoing value of $591 million.
10. Schalke 04
Fußball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 commonly known as Schalke 04 won its first major European trophy in 1997 and today it has a value of $587 million. The team is also the second largest sports club in Germany.